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The great T-shirt comeback
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - August 18, 2006 - 12:00am
As anyone worth their DIY IQ knows, a pair of scissors, a bunch of old stuff, and a lot of imagination go a long way. Take my old messenger bags in high school. Midway through the year, the quirky day-glo print on...
In living color
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - August 11, 2006 - 12:00am
If, at some point in your early years, your mom caught you pilfering her cosmetic kit red-handed – complete with smudged lipstick and blush so vivid and bright it put trannies to shame – then here’s...
Brand-new stomping
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - August 4, 2006 - 12:00am
Any wardrobe – upon close inspection – reveals a certain number of imperfections. Shirts are hung on hangers instead of laid flat so as to avoid stretching. Accessories are stacked haphazardly over each...
Rock republic
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - July 14, 2006 - 12:00am
Looking to jump on the rock style bandwagon yet wary of dipping into your brother’s armoire of leather and chains? If looking like a dominatrix isn’t quite up your alley, then breathe easy because there...
Shop talk
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - July 7, 2006 - 12:00am
To the disdainful few who think Philippine retail is going nowhere: you’ve clearly been living under a rock. In the annals of mall records, Bayo, the girly-girl brand known for their trendy sportswear with a...
The girl next door
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - June 30, 2006 - 12:00am
Long before the Pussycat Dolls and other scantily-clad, all-women groups in skintight shorts with thongs exposed made trashy culture popular, there was an entirely different breed of woman walking the earth. She...
Plank check
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - June 23, 2006 - 12:00am
If the thought of contemporary design makes your heart beat a little faster, then triple-threat boutique Plank, headlined by young designers Patty Eustaquio, Yvonne Quisumbing Romulo, and LZ Punzalan, should leave...
Play school
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - June 9, 2006 - 12:00am
Swishy skirts and belted sweaters have their charm, but by midyear, swamped in homework and post-deadline papers, they stop being feasible. The perfectly put-together outfit at the perfect time is all well and good,...
Spandex ballet
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - May 12, 2006 - 12:00am
If I had a penny (or the peso equivalent) each time I caught someone bitching about their suit, I’d be a happy – and debt-free – camper by now. With the number of swimwear designers popping up into...
In gold we trust
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - May 5, 2006 - 12:00am
At some point in life, shortly after Barbie has lost her luster, there is a woman we all dream of becoming. She is steadfast and successful, maybe a stockbroker or an art gallery owner. She has a strong sense of...
Cue the music, here comes the band
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - April 28, 2006 - 12:00am
It’s a tradition as old as time. Or maybe as old as the relationship between singer/muse Marianne Faithful, who made waves with her critically-acclaimed records and stormy relationship with Mick Jagger, and...
Frocks to love
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - April 21, 2006 - 12:00am
Scores of young women have been keeping tabs on monthly fashion magazines hoping to discover the last word on summer dress trends. Is it nautical in shipshape shades of navy and white? Or is it bold in batik prints...
Belle du jour
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - March 17, 2006 - 12:00am
There is a rule every girl must apply to her summer wardrobe: that every piece of clothing that comes in contact with her copiously-sweating body during the hot, hot, hot summer months be fabulous and, more importantly,...
The pinup
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - March 10, 2006 - 12:00am
It is perhaps with more than a little excitement and dread that a girl comes in to get fitted for underwear for the first time. It’s a right of passage for many girls: the day the all-purpose cotton camisole...
Island in the sun
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - March 3, 2006 - 12:00am
During the desert-like heat of summer, the only thing that makes sense, aside from clothing-optional resorts in Antartica, is paper-thin apparel that’s biodegradable and easy on the wallet. Since that’s...
The last days of disco
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - January 6, 2006 - 12:00am
Disco ain’t dead. Just ask Louis Claparols, the designer who made the jump from the world of Paul Smith retailing to lone star designer, who was so mad for a disco ball being raffled off at hotspot Government...
A woman’s right to shoes
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - September 2, 2005 - 12:00am
In one episode of Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker defends her right to choose. When she attends a baby shower, featuring a grown-up Tatum O’Neal as a mother with cleanliness issues, she’s asked to...
Flying colors
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - July 15, 2005 - 12:00am
At a recent minor fashion show, with guests limited to less than a hundred, more than half were dressed in white. Not even shades of white, ranging from bone to cream to the dirty white that white gets after too...
Boho rhapsody
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - May 27, 2005 - 12:00am
You know it’s big when more than one Olsen twin’s been spotted following it.
High performance
by JACKIE O’FLASH By Bea J. Ledesma - May 13, 2005 - 12:00am
If only sports could give points for fashion. Whether its flippy tennis skirts and offbeat polos or football’s loud jerseys and eccentric prints, the look on the court is all about style. From Mary Pierce’s...
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